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Don’t Fight It

Our plan for Saturday was to work at the town’s business expo (Dale with the band and me with Kiwanis) and then head to Boston for the afternoon and evening. I thought it would be fun to wander around the Back Bay, an area we aren’t particularly familiar with, and then have dinner to celebrate my upcoming birthday, and then head home.

You know what they say about the best laid plans, right?

By the time we left the business expo I was beat. Manning the club’s popcorn machine for 3+ hours is hard work. I also smelled a lot like popcorn. We headed home and sat around and kept trying to think of something to do that didn’t involve a lot of walking. I kept saying I didn’t want to go to Plymouth because, as much as I love it, we always go to Plymouth. Finally we just got in the car and did the errands we had to do and waited for inspiration.

Dale’s inspiration struck in the form of an old-fashioned Sunday drive. Sure, it was Saturday, but that was okay. We checked out some local fields for critters and we enjoyed the scenery. It was beautiful.

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And then I said it: take me to Plymouth. I know, I know, but I wanted cupcakes for my birthday. And I wanted dinner at my favorite restaurant. And I wanted to see the ocean.

I guess there’s a reason we always wind up in Plymouth.

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  1. A Sunday drive on Saturday sounds delightful! My DH and I use to do those drives all the time when we were dating and first married. Wonder what happened? Now that we are retired we should be doing more of that!! Cupcakes, favorite restaurant and the ocean…… Perfect!

  2. Happy birthday!! Cupcakes, seeing the ocean, sounds like a good time! Hope you had a great time!

  3. Sunday drives on any day of the week are fun and relaxing. How fun to celebrate your birthday ahead of time. You really should celebrate for the rest of the month (and longer!). I’d love to share a cupcake with you to celebrate. I’ll have one (or two) in your honor. XOXO

  4. Happy birthday!

    Don’t know about you, but I’m not reconciled this year to having summer be over.

  5. Carole, if you had gone to the Back Bay, you could have paid big bucks to park (unless you scored a great meter), and then waited in line somewhere for a table. There are a lot of great restaurants but cupcakes in Plymouth and dinner at your favorite place sound like a wonderful thing!

  6. I’ll take cupcakes and the ocean any day over fighting Boston traffic and crowds πŸ™‚ Glad you had a wonderful day, even if it ended up baring no resemblance to the original plan!

  7. There is a reason we go back to the same things again and again. They make us happy! I hope that you and Dale enjoyed the dinner, the cupcakes, and the ocean.

  8. Happy upcoming birthday, Carole!

    I’ve only been to Plymouth once and I can see why you love it there. I tend to go to the same places and order the same things. It’s tradition I guess. πŸ™‚

  9. It sounds alot like a town we would go to when we lived on Long Island. We always ended up in Port Jefferson. It was on the water, it had great seafood restaurants, cute little shops, GREAT ice cream, fun bars to have a drink at, and the sweetest pet shop that kept all their puppies in playpens. It was kind of like our default. Why fix it if it ain’t broke?

    Sounds like you had a fun time! The cupcakes alone make me want to drive out to Plymouth. Hmmm – I may have a free day on Saturday…..

  10. You know how I feel about Plymouth….you did good! A little resting in the car and some perfect ocean air for the evening. πŸ™‚

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